“On sanitation in India, it is not just a technological problem.

It is not just an engineering problem.

It is also a political problem. “

-Chris Hyun

What are some of the unqiue challenges that India faces in managing toilet waste, water and everything in between?

Sanitation expert Chris Hyun, PhD Candidate, joins us to share about India’s unique sanitation challenges and what he has found through his research. With over a decade of experience in India, Chris is more than a researcher, but a student of the culture and someone who is committed to uplifting local innovations and supporting governments to make the best possible decisions for India’s sanitation challenges.

If you’re ready to learn about what is under the surface of waste management, the social and cultural nuances of treating sewage in India and water management complexities, don’t miss this episode.

Learn more about Chris’s work here- https://erg.berkeley.edu/people/christopher-hyun/


At the beginning of the episode, Abhishek and Jessica share about their experience living in the midst of the worst monsoon to hit North India in 25 years. They share our own stories of dealing with mayhem and chaos among the deadly floods which killed 40 people in their city in September.

The Invisible India Podcast’s opening and closing music is performed by Christopher Hale on Sitar and Ed Hanley on Tabla on Raag Bhimpalasi.

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